Bug #43164 '.ARM' file is deprecated in MySQL 5.1, but documention still mentions it
Submitted: 25 Feb 2009 3:54 Modified: 5 Mar 2009 19:42
Reporter: Meiji KIMURA Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.x OS:Any
Assigned to: Paul DuBois CPU Architecture:Any

[25 Feb 2009 3:54] Meiji KIMURA
When I create a table with 'engine=archive', MySQL 5.0 made three files like this,


But from MySQL 5.1.x, '.ARM' is deplicated after this commit.


But the manual for MySQL 5.1 still mentioned about '.ARM' like this,

'The data and metadata files have extensions of .ARZ and .ARM, respectively. An .ARN file may appear during optimization operations.'


I think this change is an incompatible change, but I could not find this on incompatible changes list.

Some people were embarrassed like this,

How to repeat:
See this like about .ARM file.


Suggested fix:
Please mention that '.ARM' was deplicated from MySQL 5.1.x.

Please add this fact to proper release note as an incompatible change.

[5 Mar 2009 19:42] Paul DuBois
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly, and will be included in the next release of the relevant products.

Looks like this change occurred in MySQL 5.1.15.  I've added a note to the 5.1.15 changelog and modified the ARCHIVE section in the 5.1/6.0 manuals accordingly.